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Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Dubai World Championship

The top 60 descend in Dubai this week and there will be much excitement as to who will emerge European No. 1 come Sunday night. Of the 4 contenders, I really fancy Ross Fisher to give it a good run and at 20/1 to win this week I am feeling confident of a return. Martin Kaymer should also go well but I am opting for Fisher as I believe he will handle the pressure better than the man from Dusseldorf. The danger men who could strike are Soren Hansen, Ian Poulter and Oliver Wilson, the young Englishman has been so close so many times it would not surprise me if he broke his duck this week. Alexander Noren though has been playing very well and he just might add to his European Masters Title and with 50/1 on offer, I will keep the faith with the Swede. For a small outside interest, despite poor form, I have to keep faith also with Thomas Aiken- he will either be out the back of the field or he can challenge- he is such a great player he is due a good week and having had a few weeks off now he could be recharged for this one.

Bank Balance after Hong Kong Open (YTD) + 85.93

2.5 units e/w R.Fisher @ 20/1
2 units e/w A.Noren @ 50/1
.5 units e/w T.Aiken @ 200/1

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Hong Kong Open

The final tournament before the top 60 descend on Dubai sees Race to Dubai leader Lee Westwood up against Rory McIlroy as they battle to head the field into Dubai next week. However at odds of 8 & 9/1 they cannot be backed this week although the Ulsterman is in brilliant form. The shortest course on tour all year should suit one of the most consistent performers this year in the shape of Soren Kjeldsen and its he who has shown great putting form all year that I will be backing to win this week at 25/1. Whilst tempted to have a punt on Darren Clarke or Jeev Milka Singh, I have an inkling this week for Chapchai Nirat again as well as Danny Lee, who won earlier this year as an amateur.One of my earlier fancies this year, Andrew Coltart needs a good showing this week to keep his card and I hope he does it as he has had a good comeback this year but whether he can grab a top 10 this week I'm not sure as it will be quite intense this week as the likes of Clarke,Zanotti,Jonzon battle for a Dubai spot whilst the last chance saloon sees the year scramble for cards

Bank Balance after HSBC (YTD) +95.93

Hong Kong Open Selections:

2.5 units e/w S.Kjeldsen @ 25/1
2 units e/w C.Nirat @ 90/1
.5 units e/w D.Lee @ 10/1

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

WGC- HSBC Champions

The penultimate event before Dubai, sees the world's best descend on Shanghai for the final WGC event of the year this week, where Tiger Woods looks certain to capture yet another WGC title. Betting w/out Tiger this week I hoping last weeks success for Ross Fisher will inspire him to go on again & win this week and the fact that he tees it up in the company of Woods tomorrow might just be the ticket for him to get off to a good start. Alaxander Noren has improved so much this year and even in a field of this quality I cannot ignore him especially at 50/1 w/out Tiger. of the value picks this week Henrik Stenson is selected at 25/1 to do well as he lies in 16th place in the Race to Dubai and he normally goes well in the big events. Steve Marino is & up and coming regular leaderboard name and at 80/1 w/out Tiger this price cannot be ignored either.

Bank Balance after Singapore Open (YTD) + 105.93

WGC - HSBC Champions Selections:

1.5 units e/w R.Fisher @ 20/1 (without Tiger)
1.5 units e/w H.Stenson @ 25/1 (without Tiger)
1 unit e/w A.Noren @ 50/1 (without Tiger)
1 unit e/w S.Marino @ 80/1 (without Tiger)